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Asustek readies new 2-in-1 products

Sep 2, 16:12

In addition to an upgraded version of the T100, which is set to launch at the end of September or early October, Asustek Computer is ready to unveil its new Transformer Book T300 Chi, a larger version of the T100 in January 2015, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Apple iWatch still under EVT despite components already in production

Sep 2, 15:30

Despite related components already entering into production, Apple's iWatch is still unlikely to become available until 2015, as the device is still under engineering verification testing (EVT) stage and has to still go through production verification testing (PVT), according to sources from the upstream...

Apple cuts iPad mini prices; non-Apple vendors may follow suit

Sep 2, 14:55

Apple has recently cooperated with US-based retailers including Best Buy and Amazon to cut its iPad mini prices. Channel retailers believe other brand vendors may follow suit to maintain their market shares.

Digitimes Research: Kickstarter wearables expand presence in sleep tracking industry

Sep 2, 14:46

Several companies, and their related new wearable device concepts, have finished fund raising using the Kickstarter platform, with these devices being split into two major categories: devices that can help users sleep - such as NeuroOn, Aurora and Sense; and devices that can alert users to fatigue...

Acer becomes top PC and projector vendor in Philippines

Sep 2, 14:19

Acer was the largest PC vendor in the Philippines in the second quarter with a market share of 34.1% and also the largest projector vendor in the first half with a market share of 31.2%, according to the vendor, citing figures from IDC and PMA Research.

Acer to reveal new business plans and partners in October

Sep 1, 15:37

Acer plans to hold a major forum on October 15 in which it will discuss B2B strategies as well as announce new cloud partners. The company will, at a later date, host a series of activities to talk about its plans for the B2C market.

Microsoft reduces Surface chassis suppliers; may adopt similar strategy for other components

Sep 1, 14:29

Microsoft has recently reduced the number of chassis suppliers for its Surface tablets and is now outsourcing all the orders to Ju Teng. Microsoft stopped placing chassis orders with its China-based supplier in August, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

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Asustek to release US$100 7-inch tablet in Taiwan

Sep 1, 13:26

Asustek Computer is set to release its new 7-inch MeMO Pad 7 ME70CX tablet in early September in Taiwan priced at NT$2,990 (US$100) to attract demand, according to the company.

PC outlook improves, although shipments are still expected to fall 3.7% in 2014, says IDC

Aug 29, 16:11

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall 3.7% in 2014, an improvement from the previous forecast of 6%, according to IDC. PC shipments in emerging regions remain constrained by ongoing competition from alternative devices and a number of economic/political challenges. However, commercial demand...

China market: Acer cooperates with retail chain Gome

Aug 29, 15:17

Acer has partnered with Gome Electrical Appliances, an IT and consumer electronics retail chain in China, for the latter to sell Acer desktops, notebooks, AIO (all-in-one) PCs, tablets and projectors there, according to China-based tech.qq.com.

Global notebook shipments may drop 20-30% in 4Q14, say component makers

Aug 28, 19:54

As notebook vendors deceased orders in late August, global notebook shipments are likely to slip 20-30% on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to component makers.

Taiwan market: Surface Pro 3 to launch

Aug 27, 16:16

Microsoft will launch the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 in the Taiwan market on August 29 at a starting retail price of NT$24,900 (US$830), according to Microsoft Taiwan.

Smart card shipments to rise 2.1 billion units by 2019, says IHS

Aug 27, 16:13

Global unit shipments of smart cards are expected to rise 2.1 billion from 2014-2019-about equal to the combined populations of China, the US, Indonesia and Brazil, according to IHS.

Slimmer MacBook to launch in 4Q14 or 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 27, 15:03

Apple plans to launch a thinner MacBook possibly at the end of 2014 or in 2015. Production of components has begun in small volumes, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Tablet market to decline in 2014 while notebook market expected to grow, says TrendForce

Aug 26, 15:09

Branded tablets will experience negative growth in 2014 at 153 million units shipped, an on-year decrease of 1.8%. Notebook shipments, on the other hand, will increase 1% on year to 171 million, according to TrendForce.

Consumer 3D printing is more than 5 years away, says Gartner

Aug 26, 14:59

3D printing is evolving rapidly, although many technologies are still 5-10 years away from mainstream adoption. Consumer adoption will be outpaced by business and medical applications that have more compelling use cases in the short term, according to Gartner.

Acer unveils cloud-supported hearing device

Aug 26, 14:50

Acer has unveiled a hearing device that leverages cloud computing resources to optimize settings at a convention in Shenzhen, China, which started on August 25. The device is able to connect with other personal mobile devices and apps to assist seniors and hearing impaired people to improve their quality...

Intel aims to ship 25 million tablet processors in 2H14

Aug 26, 12:29

Intel is aggressively cooperating with Taiwan and China-based tablet players, looking to push its tablet processor shipments to 25 million units in the second half of the year in order to achieve its annual shipment goal of 40 million units, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Intel...

Digitimes Research: All-in-one PC shipments to decline in 2014

Aug 26, 12:11

Desktop shipments are expected to enjoy growth in 2014 with Microsoft ending its support for Windows XP, but the all-in-one PC market, which focuses mainly on the consumer market and did not start enjoying demand until recent years, may not be able to benefit from the growth.

Acer unveils 8-core 4G LTE smartphone in Taiwan

Aug 22, 15:27

Acer has announced its eight-core 4G LTE smartphone, the Liquid X1, featuring a 13-megapixel camera with Acer's Zoom Fit, Rapid and Float user interfaces, and Acer's Extend cross-platform display feature in Taiwan.

Jason Chen, Acer CEO promoting company new smartphone

Notebook shipment results improve after 7 consecutive quarters of decline, says DisplaySearch

Aug 22, 12:02

After seven consecutive quarters of shipment declines, the global notebook market improved in the second quarter of 2014. According to NPD DisplaySearch, notebook PC shipments reached 45.1 million units, up 1% on year.

China-based Ngames expected to ship 600,000 desktops in China in 2014

Aug 20, 14:51

China-based e-commerce player Ngames has been forming cooperation with motherboard players as well as Intel and AMD to strengthen its online desktop assembly and shipping service and is expected to sell more than 600,000 desktops in 2014 and one million units in 2015, according to sources from channel...

Global projector shipments grow 17% on year in 2Q14, says Futuresource Consulting

Aug 20, 14:42

Global projector shipments grew 17% on year in second-quarter 2014 to two million units, and in value terms the market grew 9% to hit US$2.4 billion, according to Futuresource Consulting.

BenQ projector shipments continuing to grow in 2H14

Lenovo to reduce notebook outsourcing to 40% of target shipments in 2015

Aug 19, 20:32

Lenovo will further hike in-house notebook production and reduce orders to Taiwan-based ODMs in 2015, with total outsourcing orders to decrease by over three million units on year and the corresponding proportion of target shipments to slip from 50% in 2014 to 40%, according to Taiwan-based supply...

Clevo in talks with Tencent and Alibaba for partnership

Aug 19, 15:55

Clevo is currently in talks with China-based Tencent and Alibaba, looking to establish partnerships to integrate the physical channel retail business with the online shopping business, according to Clevo CSO Andrew Lin.

Taiwan market: Vendors hold promotion events for notebooks, monitors

Aug 19, 14:31

Vendors in Taiwan are holding promotional events for notebook and monitor products as the new school season approaches in a attempt to boost sales, according to Taiwan-based retail makers.

Tablet gross margins dropping as vendors cut prices

Aug 19, 10:48

With demand for tablets weakening, many tablet vendors are looking to digest their excessive inventories and maintain their market shares by reducing prices, although such moves are further lowering their gross margins, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

In a maturing tablet market, Apple and Samsung face growth declines, says DisplaySearch

Aug 18, 15:37

As the tablet market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung Electronics is weakening. According to DisplaySearch, total tablet display shipments declined 10% on year in first-half 2014, while combined tablet display shipments to Apple and Samsung fell 34%. While...

Acer expected to ship 4 million smartphones in 2014

Aug 18, 14:47

Acer's martphone shipments have been strong in 2014 with the full-year volume expected to reach four million units, up 160% from 2013. Acer's smartphone shipments in the first half already surpassed the overall volume of 2013, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

In a maturing tablet market, Apple and Samsung face growth declines, says NPD

Aug 15, 15:49

As the tablet market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung is weakening. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Tablet PC Panel Shipment & Value Chain report, total tablet display shipments declined 10% on year in the first half of 2014, while combined...

Digitimes Research: Tablet market facing growing pains in 2014

Aug 15, 15:34

After facing a second quarter where overall shipment results came in below expectations, tablet vendors are expected to see a rebound in the third quarter, with global shipments increasing 23.8% on quarter, according to data from the latest Digitimes Research Tracker service. Worldwide tablet shipments...

Razer to launch Nabu wearable device in 4Q14

Aug 15, 12:29

Razer will launch its first smart wearable device, the Nabu, in the fourth quarter of 2014. The device has been developed in cooperation with China-based WeChat and Tencent to incorporate social networking and mobile gaming functions.

Quanta Computer expects to ship 25-26 million notebooks in 2H14

Aug 14, 19:14

Quanta Computer expects to ship 25-26 million notebooks in the second half of 2014, growing 13.6-18.2% from the first half. Shipments in the whole year will reach 47-48 million units, increasing 9-11.4% on year, according to company vice chairman CC Leung.

Acer launches 13.3-inch Chromebook

Aug 13, 16:05

Acer on August 12 announced the launch of the Acer Chromebook 13, its first 13.3-inch Chromebook equipped with the Nvidia Tegra K1 4-Plus-1 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 processor, with two options for display of 1920 by 1,080 or 1366 by 768.

Notebook sales expected to rise in 2H14 as vendors price below US$300

Aug 13, 15:25

With many vendors having been reducing their notebook prices to below US$300, sources from the upstream supply chain expect overall notebook sales to increase in the second half of 2014.

China market: Second-tier DIY motherboard vendors face crackdown on tax evasion

Aug 13, 14:25

China-, Taiwan- and Hong Kong-based second-tier DIY motherboard vendors in the China market have been forced to hike retail prices to cover tax payments as the China government steps up efforts to crack down on tax evasion.

Chromebook sales will reach 5.2 million units in 2014, says Gartner

Aug 12, 21:02

Sales of Chromebooks will reach 5.2 million units in 2014, a 79% increase from 2013, according to Gartner. By 2017, sales of Chromebooks are set to nearly triple to reach 14.4 million units.

Digitimes Research: White-box vendors ship 22.3 million tablets in 2Q14

Aug 12, 20:20

White-box vendors shipped 22.3 million tablets globally in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 9.3% sequentially, according to Digitimes Research.

Quanta sees revenue growth despite notebook shipment decline in July

Aug 12, 12:45

Quanta Computer has announced revenues of NT$77.93 billion (US$2.6 billion) for July, up 8.53% on month and 8.63% on year with combined revenues for the first seven months of 2014 reaching NT$508.27 billion, up 10.48% on year. Quanta shipped 4.2 million notebooks in July, down from 4.3 million units...

Toshiba launches wearable wristband fitness tracker

Aug 11, 16:09

Toshiba has announced the release of a wearable fitness tracker, the WERAM1100, for online sales in Japan on Amazon and Yahoo. Orders will start to ship on August 20.

Asustek sees increased July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 11:31

Asustek Computer has posted consolidated revenues of NT$40.190 billion (US$1.34 billion) for July, increasing 18.51% sequentially and 12.29%. January-July consolidated revenues rose 2.47% on year to NT$255.723 billion.

Compal, Wistron, Inventec July revenues down sequentially

Aug 11, 11:20

Notebook ODMs Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec saw July consolidated revenues slip 9.26%, 5.74% and 3.72% on month, respectively, according to the companies.

Foxconn July revenues hit 17-month low

Aug 11, 11:15

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision industry) on August 8 reported consolidated revenues of NT$260.218 billion (US$8.66 billion) for July, the lowest monthly level since March 2013 and decreasing 17.91% on month and 13.33% on year.

Qisda sees increased July DMS revenues

Aug 8, 15:24

DMS (design and manufacturing service) provider Qisda has reported revenues of NT$8.928 billion (US$297 million) for July, rising 11.2% sequentially and 27.9% on year.

Synnex Technology July revenues up over 14%

Aug 8, 14:45

Taiwan-based IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on August 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.91 billion (US$929 million) for July, increasing 14.4% on month and 0.7% on year.

Acer to see 3Q14 shipments rise 25-30% sequentially; announces profits for 2Q14

Aug 8, 12:39

Acer, based on its order placements, is expected to see total shipments in the third quarter of 2014 increase 25-30%, higher than the growth of worldwide shipments according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Digitimes Research: Top-5 vendors, top-3 ODMs see sequential drops in July notebook shipments

Aug 8, 10:20

The five largest notebook vendors' combined shipments in July decreased 25% on month while the three largest ODMs' combined shipments also slipped 17%, according to Digitimes Research.

Global projector market grows 17% in volume in 2Q14, says Futuresource

Aug 7, 15:34

Global projector shipments grew 17% in volume on year in second-quarter 2014 to two million units and in value terms the market grew 9% to hit US$2.4 billion, according to Futuresource Consulting.

Samsung holds Smart School symposium in Taiwan

Aug 7, 13:57

Samsung Electronics on August 6 held a Smart Interactive Learning symposium to examine the implementation of Smart Schools, in Taiwan. As part of a global project, Samsung has set up 383 smart classrooms equipped with advanced digital interactive learning environments in 72 countries, according to...

Taiwan market: Optoma launches 4 DLP projectors

Aug 7, 10:45

Taiwan-based DLP projector vendor Optoma Technology has unveiled four home-use projectors, the HC51, HD36, HD26 and ultra-short-throw GT1080, for immediate launch in the Taiwan market.

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